This is Installment #2 in my Traditional Food is Cheap series
My mother didn't make Hominy, but she did buy it at the store and used it in casseroles and stews. I wonder why she used hominy. Did she think it was frugal food? Did it remind her of childhood? Did she like it? I like it and my husband likes it.
1 lb ground beef ($3.99 per lb; $.67 per serving)
15.5 oz can yellow or white hominy, drained ($.69 per can; $.12 per serving)
2 8 oz cans Tomato sauce ($.50 cents each; $.17 per serving)
1 3.8 oz can sliced black olive, drained ($1.85; $.31 per serving)
1 t. salt (less than $.01 per serving)
1/2 t. garlic powder ($1.70/oz; 6 t. = 1 oz; $.02 per serving)
1 t. dry minced onion ($1.43/oz; $.04 per serving)
2 t. Italian seasoning ($3.51/oz; $.20 per serving)
1/8 t. cayenne pepper ($1.03/oz; About $.01 per serving)
1 c. shredded medium cheddar cheese (About $.28 per serving)
About $1.83 per serving for this dish.
Corn meal muffins and a vegetable. Yummy stuff.